Vestas wins 29MW Wind order in Vietnam
Vestas has secured an order for a 29MW intertidal wind project from the Vietnamese developer Soc Trang Energy Joint Stock Company, a subsidiary of the Xuan Cau Company.
Located in Soc Trang, a province in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, the Soc Trang 7 project will feature seven V150-4.2MW turbines.
Its customised towers will be placed on reinforced onshore foundations raised above sea level in the shallow near-shore waters.
Vestas will supervise the installation of the turbines, which are to be strategically placed to exploit the full potential of the Mekong Delta region’s favourable wind conditions.
This will be Vestas’ ninth intertidal order since winning its first intertidal order in Vietnam less than a year ago in December 2019.
President of Vestas Asia Pacific Clive Turton said: “Having won over 1GW of new wind projects in Vietnam, this deal underlines the confidence that our customers have in us and our ability to develop wind energy solutions for complex and challenging environments.
“Vestas is proud to partner with local developers like Xuan Cau Company Limited, who are eager to expand their renewable footprint in Vietnam.
“We look forward to working closely with them to grow the large potential for intertidal wind projects in the region”.
The order also includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to maximise energy production for the site.
With a yield-based availability guarantee, Vestas will provide the customer with long-term business case certainty.
The project is planned to achieve commissioning in the third quarter of 2021.